Items tagged with SDXC

Samsung has just unleashed a new family of Secure Digital (SD) cards aimed squarely at photography professionals, general consumers and the scores of content creators out there entertaining the masses. The new SD cards are available in two product families: PRO Plus and EVO Plus. Both product families use the SDHC/SDXC form-factor with a UHS-1 interface. In the case of the PRO Plus, Samsung is promising sequential read speeds of up to 100MB/sec and sequential write speeds of up to 90MB/sec. The entry-level 32GB version of the PRO Plus, however, is limited to 60MB/sec sequential writes. As for the EVO Plus, Samsung rates all members of this family at up to 100MB/sec for both sequential reads and... Read more...
High resolution photos and videos aren't getting any smaller, and that means there is a need for more capacious storage solutions. Lexar has heard the call, and announced a new 1 terabyte SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 memory card for digital SLR cameras, HD and 3D video recorders, and other devices. In terms of storage capacity, things sure have come a long way in the past decade and a half, as Lexar points out. "Almost 15 years ago, Lexar announced a 1GB SD card. Today, we are excited to announce 1TB of storage capacity in the same convenient form factor. As consumers continue to demand greater storage for their cameras, the combination of high-speed performance with a 1TB option now offers a solution... Read more...
The market is transitioning faster than some expected to 4K Ultra HD resolution content, and who knows how close we are to 8K encroaching mainstream status. With that in mind, Western Digital today unveiled a 1-terabyte SDXC memory card prototype under its SanDisk subsidiary at Photokina, the world's leading trade fair for photo and video professionals. That's a lot of storage, at least for now. The same could have been said 16 years ago when the first SanDisk 16-megabyte card hit the market. Now SanDisk has developed a prototype storage card that's around 62,500 times more capacious. More recently, SanDisk unveiled its record breaking 512GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I memory card at Photokina 2014.... Read more...
It's true, whether you like it or not, we're back!  In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Iyaz, Dave and Marco return to ride again in full high tech geekery.  This week we discuss Apple's new MacBook Air 13 powered by Intel's 4th generation Haswell Core processor, EVGA's overclocked GeForce GTX 770, Google's tiny little Chromecast media streaming dongle and SanDisk's Extreme 64GB SDXC card. 02:00 - Apple's Haswell-Powered MacBook Air 13 06:45 - EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC with ACX Cooling 10:50 - Nokia Lumia 1020 Video and Photo Shoot Preview 17:35 - SanDisk Extreme 64 SDXC Memory Card 24:15 - Google Chromecast Media Streaming Dongle... Read more...
Who doesn’t like snappier performance in an SD card? ADATA announced the Premier Pro SDHC and SDXC cards, which are packing performancing-enhancing Ultra High Speed I (UHS-I) technology. Designed especially for professional photographers who also need more capacity and faster performance, the Premier Pro SDHC and SDXC cards boast read/write speeds of up to 95/45MB/s and are X-ray proof and can handle extreme temperatures. They also feature error correcting code (ECC) and write-switch protection and come in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. The cards come with a lifetime warranty and will be available soon in the U.S. and Canada. ADATA Launches Premier Pro SDHC & SDXC Cards Featuring... Read more...
Toshiba is launching a new line of SDXC and SDHC memory cards under the “Exceria” moniker that are designed to be the best in the business. The name, in fact, is a spin on the words “excellence” and “ experience”; in other words, Toshiba is stating that it has the track record and chops to deliver a top of the line solution with these new cards. Compliant with the UHS-I2 standard, the cards should hit UHS and SD speed classes of 15 and 106 and will come in three series: Type 1, Type 2, and Type HD. Type 1 cards will have maximum read/write speeds of 95MB/s and 90MB/s and come in capacities of 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB; Type 2 will have 95MB/s and 60MB/s and 16GB,... Read more...
We're getting closer and closer to living in a world where 1TB memory cards are commonplace. Just a few years ago, having a 1GB flash card in your camera was a big deal. Now, even the simplest of cameras can acquire a 1GB card for just a few dollars. The technology is advancing, and larger capacity cards are growing easier to find, and cheaper to buy. Lexar Media is pushing the envelope even further by this week shipping the industry's first 128GB Professional SDXC card, not to mention a 64GB version for those who either don't need all of that space yet or simple aren't willing to push their budget any further. Both of the cards are available in B&H Photo and Video, and Adorama Camera stores... Read more...
Bigger, faster, stronger. It applies to a lot of things, include storage formats. Hardcore power users are always demanding more from their media, and the SD Association understands that they have to keep up for fear of being lapped by CompactFlash, xD or any of the other memory card formats. The association has just introduced a new speed lane for the SD format to follow, but you won't hardly be able to tell. Those looking to spot the new speed will need to look up; there's a new row of pins which will enable faster transfers, but the old row of pins ensures backwards compatibility. The new specification is called UHS-II, and it's a format that will support transfers as fast as 312MB/sec. That's... Read more...
The flash memory game, of all games, is starting to heat up. With HD video recording on the minds of nearly everyone these days, having a card that's fast enough to capture it all is quite important. More and more HD devices are supporting the Secure Digital format, and SDXC in particular. Today, Lexar Media introduced their new professional SDXC memory card solutions -- two cards that are about as highly touted as they come. The first is a 64GB Class 10 SDXC card, while the second is the industry's first 128GB Class 10 card. Both offer minimum guaranteed speeds of 133x (20MB per second), and accelerate the workflow by providing fast transfer of high-res images and HD video from the card to a... Read more...
SDHC UHS-I cards were announced a few months ago, with the UHS-I designation meant to showcase enhanced speeds over traditional Secure Digital cards. These cards are designed for more professional applications, such as broadcast television or recording real-time HD footage. But announcing a specification and announcing a shipping product that takes advantage are two very different things, and now Toshiba is proud to announce that they're shipping the world's fastest SDHC memory card. The biggest news here is that we're talking about SDHC, not SDXC. SDHC is more widely accepted in products (particularly older products), so anytime we see an increase in speed while retaining widespread compatibility,... Read more...
"Fast" never really is "fast enough," is it? In the computer realm, that's almost always true. In the Flash memory market, that's definitely true. Regardless of how quick your interface is, it's always annoying to sit and wait for transfers, particularly large ones, to complete. The SD Association is really making a name for itself lately, and the SD card looks to be slowly making a play for becoming the go-to format, even for professionals. Not long ago, SDXC was announced as the next generation Secure Digital memory card format. For many, having access to up to 2TB on a card with transfer rates as high as 100Mbps was plenty, but like we said, fast is never fast enough. At the IFA trade show,... Read more...
Even the new Mac Mini supports SDXC, so it's pretty safe bet that SDXC will be a recognizable format in the coming months and years. In order to prepare for the future demand, yet another mainstay in the flash memory business is introducing an SDXC card today. Transcend has went ahead and revealed their 64GB Class 10 card, which will almost certainly break speed records (as well as your budget). Transcend claims that the new card will offer transfer rates as high as 25MB/sec, and that the new device will be capable of holding over 26,000 pictures, 352 hours of SD video or 640 minutes of 1080p video. Unfortunately, no exact price or release date is given, but we would expect it out rather soon.... Read more...
SDXC is the next generation of the long-standing Secure Digital memory card format, which has become quite popular and pervasive over the past few years. SDXC was initially announced at CES 2009, and it has taken over a year for the first cards (from Panasonic) to ship to consumers. Now, SanDisk is marching in as the second memory company to ship an SDXC card to the public, and the price tag is somewhat less shocking here compared to the Panasonic variety.The 64GB SanDisk Ultra SDXC promises up to 15MB/sec read speed and a Class 4 speed rating, but it's capable of capturing and storing "massive" 1080p video files with ease. SDXC cards are based on the new SD 3.0 specification, which means that... Read more...
SDXC. It's a new memory card format, but only in a certain light. You see, SDXC actually surfaced back in early 2009, but no commercial cards were launched until about a week ago. Already it seems that Panasonic is eager to get some new products on the market to take advantage, but that's not surprising given that it is one of the few firms out there producing SDXC cards for the public. At any rate, the company has just launched three new HD camcorders into its 2010 line: the HDC-HS60, HDC-TM55, HDC-SD60. All three feature a 35.7mm wide-angle lens, a 25x optical zoom and support for SD, SDHC and SDXC cards. The latter has the potential to reach 2TB sizes, which should bode well for those who... Read more...
We've already heard of SDXC--in fact, it's a format that was announced almost a year ago now--but we've really seen nothing to make us believe it (or the technology behind it) was ready for primetime. Now, however, it looks as if the underpinnings are finally coming together, and we're hearing things that are making us smile about existing Secure Digital options as well (backwards compatibility, anyone?) Reportedly, the next-generation Secure Digital (SD) memory card standard, SD Specification Version 4.00, is expected to be completed by the Spring of 2010, which could mean that SDXC cards will be available for purchase in early-to-mid 2010. Why should you be excited? With new crops of DSLRs... Read more...
If you've bought a laptop recently, chances are good it has an integrated SDHC flash memory card reader. Today, the SDHC standard is pretty commonly used in various devices including digital cameras, camcorders, MP3 players, and many other devices. By integrating SDHC card readers into laptops, manufacturers have made the standard even more convenient to use since you don't have to carry an external reader to download and upload files from a memory card. Like all other technologies however, SDHC is in the process of being replaced by a newer, faster standard called SDXC. The SDXC standard was announced earlier this year but is not expected to replace SDHC until sometime in 2010. The new standard... Read more...
Toshiba announced the launch of the world’s first 64GB SDXC memory card that is capable of operating at the world's fastest data transfer rate for reading and writing to a flash memory card. The new card meets the specifications of the new SD Memory Standard, Ver. 3.00, UHS104. In addition to the new 64GB SDXC memory card, Toshiba also unveiled 32GB and 16GB SDHC cards that are also compliant with the world's fastest data transfer rate. The SD Memory Card Standard Version 3.00, UHS104 offers a maximum write speed of 35MB per second, and a read speed of 60MB per second. The large storage capacities in combination with the faster data transfer rates are designed for a wide range of consumer electronics... Read more...
For a moment there, we thought maybe -- just maybe -- SDXC was going to be one of those introduced-and-then-forgotten formats. After sliding out amidst hundreds of other new developments at CES this year, the next-generation SD card has finally found favor with a manufacturing company. At the CeBIT trade show in Germany this past week, Pretec announced the world's first SDXC (eXtended Capacity) card with a size of 32GB.The card boasts a theoretical maximum read and write speed of up to 50MB/sec initially, with rates as high as 300MB/sec in the future. Pretec clearly states, however, that its SDXC card is not compatible with SDHC devices. The reason? SDXC is based on the exFAT file system, whereas... Read more...
SDXC SIGNALS NEW GENERATION OF REMOVABLE MEMORY WITH UP TO 2 TERABYTES OF STORAGESDXC Memory Cards Provide Consumers with Massive Storage, Incredible Speed in Familiar, De Facto Standard LAS VEGAS – CES Booth South 3 #31277 – Jan. 7, 2009 – The next-generation SDXC (eXtended Capacity) memory card specification, announced today at the 2009 International CES, dramatically improves consumers’ digital lifestyles by providing the portable storage and speed needed to store weeks of high-definition video, years of photo collections and months of music to mobile phones, cameras and camcorders, and other consumer electronic devices. The new SDXC specification provides up to 2 terabytes storage capacity... Read more...